On November 13, 2003 Traverse City Light & Power issued a press release predicting the future of the former coal dock as a “permanent education center” for the community. Fred Nelson, then chair of the TCLP Board of Directors is quoted as saying:
Our ability to do this is an added benefit of the Bayside Plant removal, and it also represents
another way that we are investing our resources in the community,” said Light & Power Board
Chair Fred Nelson. “A permanent education center located on West Bay will help cultivate
respect for this community’s maritime heritage while providing an opportunity for hands-on
education. We have had a history of support for MHA, and this new community resource is the
culmination of that relationship
To see a copy of the complete press release click here.